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UMN Twin Cities Academics

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus requires a minimum of 120 semester credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree. Students can choose the accelarated degree program if they would like to finish all the credits for graduation in less time than normal.

UMN Twin Cities does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, UMN Twin Cities has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 84% of students who started college at UMN Twin Cities complete all the credits required within six years.

UMN Twin Cities offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Are Required at UMN Twin Cities?

UMN Twin Cities has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are required to fulfill a lanuage requirement as well as a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at UMN Twin Cities

When choosing a major, UMN Twin Cities students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at UMN Twin Cities below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide a unique combination of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to a graduate program.

If students would like to study something that is not offered as an official major, they can design their own major. UMN Twin Cities does not require a senior project for all students.

Does UMN Twin Cities Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

UMN Twin Cities offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does UMN Twin Cities Have An Online Program?

UMN Twin Cities has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does UMN Twin Cities Offer Credit for AP Classes?

UMN Twin Cities offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does UMN Twin Cities Have An Honors Program?

UMN Twin Cities offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students.

Does UMN Twin Cities Require Internships?

UMN Twin Cities does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.


The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every college. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

UMN Twin Cities has an Army ROTC program, an Air Force ROTC program and a Navy ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at UMN Twin Cities include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - a Navy ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force branch unit on campus

Dual Degree Programs at UMN Twin Cities

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

UMN Twin Cities does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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UMN Twin Cities Majors & Subject Areas

Agriculture, General
Agricultural Economics
Agricultural Business and Management, Other
Animal Sciences, General
Food Science
Plant Sciences, General
Horticultural Science
Soil Science and Agronomy, General
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Natural Resources Conservation and Research, Other
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
Forestry, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Environmental Design/Architecture
Landscape Architecture
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Architecture and Related Services, Other
American/United States Studies/Civilization
African-American/Black Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies
Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
Women's Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Journalism, Other
Political Communication
Health Communication
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Information Science/Studies
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Education, General
Bilingual and Multilingual Education
Multicultural Education
Curriculum and Instruction
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
Educational Evaluation and Research
Special Education and Teaching, General
Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Autism
Special Education and Teaching, Other
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other
Agricultural Teacher Education
Business Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Technical Teacher Education
Trade and Industrial Teacher Education
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Adult Literacy Tutor/Instructor
Education, Other
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Transportation and Highway Engineering
Water Resources Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Geological/Geophysical Engineering
Engineering, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Language Interpretation and Translation
Comparative Literature
Chinese Language and Literature
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Russian Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
Scandinavian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Germanic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
French Language and Literature
Italian Language and Literature
Portuguese Language and Literature
Spanish Language and Literature
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
American Indian/Native American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Arabic Language and Literature
Hebrew Language and Literature
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Latin Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, Other
Housing and Human Environments, General
Adult Development and Aging
Apparel and Textiles, General
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Other
Programs for Foreign Lawyers
Intellectual Property Law
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
English Language and Literature, General
Creative Writing
Rhetoric and Composition
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Molecular Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Botany/Plant Biology
Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
Botany/Plant Biology, Other
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Microbiology, General
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
Microbiology and Immunology
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Physiology, General
Cell Physiology
Exercise Physiology
Physiology, Pathology, and Related Sciences, Other
Molecular Toxicology
Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other
Conservation Biology
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Applied Mathematics, General
Financial Mathematics
Statistics, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Nutrition Sciences
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Cognitive Science
Human Computer Interaction
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Religion/Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Bible/Biblical Studies
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
Physics, General
Atomic/Molecular Physics
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other
Psychology, General
Developmental and Child Psychology
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other
Educational Psychology
Public Administration
Public Policy Analysis, General
Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Economics, General
Applied Economics
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Geographic Information Science and Cartography
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Urban Studies/Affairs
Building/Construction Finishing, Management, and Inspection, Other
Dance, General
Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design
Graphic Design
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Music, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Clinical Sciences, General
Advanced General Dentistry
Advanced/Graduate Dentistry and Oral Sciences, Other
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Services and Allied Professions, Other
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions, Other
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science and Allied Professions, Other
Medical Scientist
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Pharmacoeconomics/Pharmaceutical Economics
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other
Public Health, General
Environmental Health
Health/Medical Physics
Public Health Education and Promotion
International Public Health/International Health
Public Health, Other
Music Therapy/Therapist
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other
Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Sciences/Veterinary Clinical Sciences, General
Veterinary Pathology and Pathobiology
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Nursing Administration
Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing
Nursing Science
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
Research and Development Management
Organizational Leadership
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Marketing, Other
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Construction Management
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
History, General
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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